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Smoke and mirrors with new Border Authority Act 

.......article first appeared 2 February 2021........ Chair Bongani Bongo calls for oversight...... The controversial Border Management Authority (BMA) law, which was first tabled in Parliament in 2016, passed its final law-making hurdle in March...

Expropriation Bill gets to Parliament again

Bill ostensibly to "free up" state land The Office of the Chief State Law Adviser, the legal entity that provides legal advice to the Cabinet, has cleared the recently re-introduced Public Works Expropriation Bill as constitutional, a declaration...

Small business: Ombud with powers proposed

.......article dated 27 January 2012..... Oversight and possible overkill..... Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, past Minister of Small Business Development, gazetted before her transfer a National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, which aims to further...

Eskom, Mantashe spurn DA electricity plan

.....article dated 20 October 2020..... State zaps idea of independent power purchaser..... Minister Pravin Gordhan put any idea of private sector participation in an independent power purchasing plan firmly to bed by labelling any proposals as a...

Small business: Ombud with powers proposed

.......article dated 27 January 2012..... Oversight and possible overkill..... Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, past Minister of Small Business Development, gazetted before her transfer a National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, which aims to further...

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Eskom, Mantashe spurn DA electricity plan

.....article dated 20 October 2020..... State zaps idea of independent power purchaser..... Minister Pravin Gordhan put any idea of private sector participation in an independent power purchasing plan firmly to bed by labelling any proposals as a...

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Road to Africa: new border facilities planned

......article 20 August 2020..... The road to Africa: six new border facilities Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament on the final plan for the construction of six new modern facilities at South Africa’s border posts, part of a major...

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Post Office calls for R4.1bn to get through year

.... article dated 1 October..... Treasury reports of poor management at SAPO.... The parlous situation at the SA Post Office (SAPO) came under the microscope during a meeting of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Appropriations, during which it...

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Public Enterprises reports on Transnet

.....article dated october 15 2020..... Parliament hears latest on Transnet transformation  Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, was able to report on some discipline at Transnet during a recent parliamentary briefing, some progress...

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Twin Peaks Bill awaits final parliamentary debate

...... article dated 10 October 2020..... COFI Bill puts new financial regime in place....  Final comment is now awaited on the Conduct for Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill before its tabling in Parliament.  National Treasury gave until 30...

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Communal land is ‘no-mans-land’ Parliament told

..... article dated 30 September 2020.... Issue of communal land still unresolved..... Making the whole question of land settlement more difficult in South Africa, there exists a conundrum inherited from apartheid days that much of rural land in...

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New Audit Profession Bill tightens oversight

...... article dated 30 September 2020..... Powers of search and seizure proposed.... In a recent  joint meeting of the  Standing Committee on Finance and the Finance Select Committee, both National Treasury and the Independent Regulatory Board for...

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